James Gentry, Sr.

James Gentry,  Sr.

Location: SR 162, Lincoln State Park, 0.5 mile east of Gentryville & junction of SR 62/US 231, north side of highway. (Spencer County, Indiana)

Erected 1992 by Indiana Historical Bureau

ID# : 74.1992.1

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Gentry (1778-1840) settled northwest of here in 1818. A farmer and merchant, Gentry employed Abraham Lincoln to help transport merchandise by flatboat to New Orleans in December, 1828. Lincoln family spent its last night at Gentry's home before leaving for Illinois in 1830.

Keywords

Early Settlement and Exploration, Politics